Country’s largest car manufacture Maruti Suzuki is planning to ramp up the production capacity of its compact SUV Vitara Brezza to current demand and to cut down the rising waiting period. Launched in March 2016, Brezza also crossed 70,000 units mark and all set to touch 1 lakh in next two- three months. Initially, Maruti announced to produce 80,000 units a year which revised to 1, 00,000 but now it further stretched to 1.2 lakh units for the first year.
To cope up with rising waiting period, carmaker will boost the production capacity of the SUV from July. The SUV will soon be exported to International markets, in the next month it will be launched in Nepal followed by Indonesian market in the last quarter of 2016. The automaker has already sold 20,000 units while around 50,000 more units are ready to reach the dealerships.
Priced between Rs. 6.99 to 9.6 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), the SUV is available with 1.3l DDis diesel engine that belts out 89bhp power and 200Nm of torque, paired to 5-speed manual gearbox. The less powered engine is covered up by the segment best fuel efficiency of 24.3 KMPL.
The Manesar plant is running at 100% of its capacity and extensive increase is quite difficult so currently Maruti prefers new bees such Baleno and Vitara Brezza over other models. The opening of Gujarat plant will surely help Maruti to meet the rising demand. In addition, Maruti has also doubled the production of Baleno to 12,000 units a month and 1.65 lakh for the first year.
Maruti will soon be launching Baleno RS during the upcoming festive season which is powered by a 1.0l booster jet petrol engine delivering a power output of 110bhp and 175Nm of torque, mated to 5-speed manual gearbox. Maruti Suzuki is also planning to expand NEXA outlets to 250 by the end of this financial year.
|Comparison of Maruti Vitara Brezza|
|Comparison of Maruti Vitara Brezza variants|